Earl is currently the only member of TSB who is in an actual Hall of Fame. Among his many amateur athletic accolades, he is in the Bowling Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri for his multiple 300 games. He has also competed in an amateur golf tournament against Sergio Garcia, and played in the junior college national championships. Now that he's in the real world, he lives out his professional athletic fantasy through a men's house ice hockey team and Sunday morning tee times. Hit him up on twitter for his rants and "colorful" commentary on live games at @EarlTSB.


Conor McGregor KO’d Jose Aldo Jr. in 13 seconds to win the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194. McGregor’s first punch landed on the chin of Aldo and that was all she wrote. As McGregor connected with the monster left hand, Aldo also rocked McGregor with a right. Luckily for McGregor, he was able to withstand Aldo’s punch. All I can say is WOW. Check out the KO after the jump.
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This year will see the Super Bowl hit a 50 year milestone. This season is expected to be an epic one that should provide another great Super Bowl. As punters size up their NFL odds, we reflect on some of the greatest Super Bowl contests in history.

Unexpected dominance by the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Seattle Seahawks sheer dominance over a formidable Denver Broncos side. The Broncos were left embarrassed as the Seahawks romped to a 43-8 victory. Many pundits recall Denver not bringing their A team to the game as many of their key defensive players were out. Whether the Broncos would have won the game with their key players is another story. Many argue that the game would have been more tightly matched. Despite the opinions, game is remembered as one of the most one-sided contests in Super Bowl history. Read the rest of this entry »

Holly Holm KO’d Ronda Rousey at 59 seconds of the second round at UFC 193 with a monster head kick. Holm dominated Rousey from the opening bell with fantastic boxing and ultimately kickboxing.  Holm’s victory is easily the greatest upset in MMA history.  To be honest, I thought she was going to be just another name to fall to Rousey.  But, she was completely dominant and fought the perfect fight.  Hats off.  Enjoy the KO.
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Once upon a time we placed bets and queued up in the dull and funky smelling TAB, where, if the walls could talk, would probably tell many a story, most probably in a witty and long-winded colloquial drawl. Although there is still a huge appeal within this beautifully imperfect community – along with the irreplaceable banter community spirit that the TAB betting scene has to offer, the digital era is well and truly opening betting up to everyone. The joy of digital betting allows everyone from the semi-professions to the occasional flutterer to reap the benefits of real-time betting.
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The new NHL season is getting into gear, and it‘s going to be exciting to say the least. Ice hockey is the kind of sport that is pretty generous when it comes to surprising even the most weathered fans, and it’s safe to say that this year will be no different in this regard.

However, picking favorites is rather a sport in itself.  Ask me again on the Boxing Day, but for the time being, there are a few teams that look good enough to be in the top 5 at the very least. There’s also been a few notable rule changes – so let’s take a look.
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We’ve seen it in movies. People walk into a casino and they are surrounded by the flashing lights, the array of tourists from around the world and their eagerness to win good fortune. They feel like today is their day, and the casino that they choose to go to will offer them the complete experience that they are after. For those that bet responsibly, it is all in good fun. You win some, you lose some, but in the end you are hoping that good luck was on your side rather than any bad energy that may kill your vibe.
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People have always been interested in changing their fortune for the better. There are several ways to develop wealth such as through business and investments, however, the dream to change your life instantly through gambling initiatives is a fantasy most Australians can relate to. Australia offers several options for punters to take a chance to win a fortune. Over the years, the influence of digital products has continued to shape the gambling industry.
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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his game saving interception in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his game saving interception in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

History is cruel. Throughout all 96 NFL seasons only 5 teams have ever made the playoffs after a 0-3 start. This Sunday eight teams with the 0-2 record will do everything they can to make it to the history books and among them are four who were in the playoffs last year – Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and the Super Bowl runners-up Seattle Seahawks.

Both Seahawks and Colts were mentioned among the Super Bowl contenders prior to the season so they must rise now if they’re still up for a title race. However, the main week 3 game will take place in Texas. It will be the only one featuring two teams with a 2-0 record.
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Predicting the future—that’s what this comes down to, or at least what The Machine Picks seems to attempt to do. Whether it’s a gut feeling, or you have compiled all the data necessary to make an educated guess, wagering on the outcome of a sports game is basically predicting the future. Before you dive in and start laying your hard-earned money down on your favorite team let’s look at the rules surrounding sports betting stats and the spread line.
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The Cleveland Browns are a horrific football team, and they will NOT win a single game during the 2015 NFL season. That’s a pretty bold statement to make considering that only one team, the 2008 Detroit Lions, has “accomplished” that feat.
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